Manzanillo is The Sailfish Capitol of The World
Did you know that Manzanillo is the sailfish capital of the world? This Mexican city holds various sport fishing tournaments for serious sports fishermen all year round. So, on top of the extraordinary underwater activities, you will also get a chance to reel in your prize which you can hang on your wall later on.
The waters just off the coast of Manzanillo are teeming with marine life and sailfish and marlin are plentiful year-round, though you’ll have the best chance of catching sailfish if you arrive during the sailfish season that runs from November to March. Each year in November, Manzanillo hosts the International Sailfish Competition attracting sport fisherman from around the world.
The impressive sailfish population in and around Manzanillo has helped to give the seaside town its nickname, “The Sailfish Capital of the World,” and a towering 25-meter turquoise statue of a sailfish has been erected along the Manzanillo coast in front of the town’s centro historico (historic center) and jardin (main plaza). Other species of fish that inhabit the waters surrounding Manzanillo include dorado (mahimahi), giant tuna, rooster fish, sea bass, wahoo, dolphin fish, snapper and yellowtail.